Parts of Australia are in severe drought. This is costly to the agriculture industry and the federal government is providing billions of dollars in assistance. This drought is primarily caused by very low rainfall, but is made more severe by extremely high summer temperatures. This report analyses to what extent the general public expect drought to continue and how concerned they are about adequate water supply.
The report also analyses expectations and concern about climate change and how that correlates with expectations about drought and concerns about adequate water supply. This has implications for climate change policy.